ALBA/Puffin Award Honors Proactiva Open Arms’ Refugee Rescue Work

June 14, 2017

IMG_9958 TO SENDOn April 16, Òscar Camps, Gerard Canals, and Laura Lanuza of Proactiva Open Arms joined ALBA’s annual celebration at the Museum of the City of New York to receive the 2017 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. Before the main award ceremony, they were interviewed by Emma Daly of Human Rights Watch. The main event featured an introduction by human rights activist Amy Rao, speeches by ALBA Chair Fraser Ottanelli, ALBA ED Marina Garde, and the Puffin Foundation’s Neal Rosenstein, as well as music by Brooklyn-based band Barbez. The event’s Honorary Committee included Vinie Burrows,  Richard Serra, and Emilio Silva; the Host Committee included Peter N. Carroll, Burt Cohen, Dan Czitrom, Anthony Geist, Jeanne Houck, Jo Labanyi, Fraser Ottanelli, Ellyn Polshek, and Amy Rao.